Bean, Sausage & Kale Soup
It’s a new year! I set a goal to make one new recipe a week. Doesn’t sound like much, does it? But I tried this goal last year and failed by late January. So I’m going to try again.
Most of this experimenting is going to happen on the weekend, because by the time I get home from work, I’m not usually feeling all that creative. But weekends will do nicely. The trick for me is to remember write down the ingredient list so at some point during the week I shop for what I need after work so I can actually make the new recipe on the weekend. Again, sounds easy, right? Not so much.
But so far so good. Here is the bean, sausage and kale soup I made yesterday. I scooped it over brown rice and it was really tasty and filling. Yum!
Here is the recipe I used from Bon Appetit. I used less oil because I used pre-cooked Aidell’s sausage instead of the raw stuff, and adjusted the spices a bit. But otherwise pretty close. I really like the trick about putting the Parmesan rind in as flavoring. I also chopped up the kale a bit more than they did and added it in sooner so it was softer. Ok, ok, so I did make a bunch of changes! What’s your point? Do what you like!
And I do believe tomorrow is Monday already. And that means back to work. Not a bad place really. I’m feeling lucky to have a job! So enjoy your week with whatever you are doing!